Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Published 11 hours ago
Over 2,000 homes threatened in Calif. fire
WEED, Calif. — Teams of firefighters went house-to-house on Wednesday to pin down damage done by a wildfire that officials estimated had destroyed 110 homes and damaged another 90 in the small town of Weed while another Northern California blaze east of Sacramento was threatening more than 2,000 homes as it burned out of control, officials said.

Published 12 hours ago
Iran rules out cooperating with U.S. in Iraq
NEW YORK — Iran’s foreign minister is ruling out cooperating with the United States in helping Iraq fight Islamic State militants and warning that the terrorist group poses a much broader global threat that needs new thinking to eradicate.

Published 13 hours ago
American tries to swim to N. Korea
TOKYO — An American national was arrested after being caught trying to swim across a river from South Korea into North Korea, apparently because he wanted to meet Kim Jong Un, officials in Seoul said today.

Updated 13 hours ago
15 detained in Australian raids
SYDNEY — Australian police detained 15 people Thursday in a major counterterrorism operation, saying intelligence indicated a random, violent attack was being planned on Australian soil.

Published 14 hours ago
Texas executes woman for starvation of boy
HUNTSVILLE, Texas — A Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son a decade ago was executed Wednesday evening.

Published 15 hours ago
Mich. board OK's Detroit hockey arena bonds
DETROIT - The Michigan Strategic Fund board gave final approval on Wednesday for the sale of up to $450 million of 30-year revenue bonds for a downtown Detroit arena that will be home to the National Hockey League's Detroit Red Wings.

Published 15 hours ago
Air Force: 'So help me God' in oath is optional
LAS VEGAS — Airmen taking their enlistment or officer appointment oaths can omit the words “so help me God” if they choose, Air Force officials announced today.

Published 15 hours ago
USDA approves new corn, soybean seeds
WASHINGTON — The Agriculture Department has approved the use of genetically modified corn and soybean seeds that are resistant to a popular weed killer.

Updated 15 hours ago
Grenade launchers in schools?
LOS ANGELES — School police departments across the country have taken advantage of free military surplus gear, stocking up on mine resistant armored vehicles, grenade launchers and scores of M16 rifles.

Published 16 hours ago
House approves request to arm Syrian rebels
WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled House voted grudgingly to give the U.S. military authority to train and arm Syrian rebels today as President Barack Obama emphasized anew that American forces “do not and will not have a combat mission” in the struggle against Islamic state militants.